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Egypt May Not Dominate the M.E. - But It Can Make Things Harder

Reader comment on item: Egypt's Sham Election

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Dec 6, 2011 at 12:15

For all of the semantics of the underlying causes of the 'Arab Unrest/Upheavals,' here is one of the better examples of how the west was played for the sympathies of supposed democratic reforms many of the western diplomatic types hoped for, but are not going to be realized. Once again, the realities are that the process of Islamization of Middle Eastern societies are in full process; and significant progress has been made. The problem is here: the west seems deluded in not taking that realization to heart. When one considers how the newly chosen American Chief Executive making his victory tour in Cairo, one cannot help note that a precursor of things to come was made manifest.

The military collaborators of Egypt, in defined collusion with the inherent Islamic sentiments that go back to the assassination of Sadat and before, are still present; and even more so now than ever. Democracies in the Middle East situations are not the goals that true Muslim sentiment seeks, but 'democratization' is a tool to another end: suppression and submission to Islamic law. Democracy is accepted in only one Middle East country, Israel; and the world seems bent in losing that one too to the 'Palestinian' cause.

Egypt may not be the best example of that process, but it is definitively one of the better models of how it will transform its sector of the Middle East in a way the rest of the western world cannot seem to grasp. One might wonder: how much might it take for Egypt to align totally with Iran and cut off the Suez?


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